I was a little surprised at how many people on here had absolutely no interest in Dwight Howard, even if it just took Ariza and Crawford and maybe a pick to pry him loose in a contract year. Even if he didn't sign here, we would dump that Ariza contract. But I digress.
Wow, are things bad in the two most celebrated franchises in the NBA! I will note here for the record that the GM in Lala Land, miniBuss Jimmy has made some hasty moves firing Mike Brown after only five games. Might he be prone to pulling a panic-move trade? I don't know.
Then we have the Celtics, who many thought would build around Rajon Rondo, one of my most favorite point guards in the league. Disaster struck, and he tore his ACL. Now what? One would think that this dramatically accelerates the blow up and rebuild of the Celtics. What now for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett?
So here's a fun question: If you were a vulture picking over the carcasses of these teams, which players would you like to see on the Wizards? Yes, yes, yes, they are all old and at the ends of their careers.
The most obvious target to me is Paul Pierce. Dude is still a straight up baller. Numberswise could be had for Mek and Yanny. He has two years left on his deal, so really no difference in our plan to have expirings. Of course, it would probably take more than that to get Pierce, and I know, I know, he would pout and be a punk if you subscribe to the conventional wisdom that nobody wants to play here.
Let's say he would play here. Then the only question to me would be if he would become an aging, damaged chucker. That's also possible. But man, I can't help but think he would work really well on this roster in a perfect world.
Here's the poll question: If you could have any player on the Lakers or Celtics, who would it be? I will put the big ones in the poll, but feel free to propose other players you would want who are not old and broken.
Who would you trade for?
Pau Gasol (17 votes)
Paul Pierce (13 votes)
Dwight Howard (53 votes)
Kevin Garnett (9 votes)
Jason Terry (2 votes)
94 total votes